The main target of the rebuild is to decrease energy consumption at the plant. The rebuilt machine will be started up during fourth quarter of 2016.
The order was included in Valmet's third quarter 2015 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.
"The trend in newsprint production has recently been towards lighter paper weights, driven by resource and energy savings. To further meet this lighter weight tendency, Marusumi Paper has decided to proceed with a press rebuild project in order to improve productivity and end product quality. We chose Valmet as a supplier for this rebuild for several reasons. The original supplier of the machine is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Valmet has acquired the company's paper machinery technology. We have also had good experience with Valmet in an earlier project when installing a sizer for Ohe mill's PM 3 in 2005. We are expecting great performance from Valmet also with this project", says Toru Shinohara, Director and Mill Manager, Marusumi Paper Co., Ltd.
"Valmet can offer key technologies for challenging rebuilds, and pressing technology is one of our core know-how areas. Modern pressing technology can help our customers to achieve higher end product quality and significantly decrease energy consumption," says Petri Paukkunen, Vice President, Paper Mills Sales and Marketing, Valmet.
Key features of the delivery
Valmet's delivery includes a new center roll based press section with modern shoe press technology as well as related runnability solutions, new press section frames, installation, motors and electrification. The existing press section at PM 2 will be rebuilt into Valmet's OptiPress Center press section. With this tri-nip solution, the new 1st press, the 2nd press and the 3rd press shoe nip maximizes the dry content, decreases steam consumption and increases the wet strength of the paper.
The 9000-mm-wide (wire) PM 2 produces newsprint grades at the design speed of 1200 m/min.
About Marusumi Paper Co., Ltd.
Marusumi Paper Co., Ltd. is the Japanese paper making company which produces and sells paper products. The company was founded in 1919 with almost 100 years of history, and it is based in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.
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